Wednesday, 16 March 2016

TALE of the TIN !

Hello crafty friends..
Welcome to my page today.
It’s not every day that you salvage some vintage family pictures of your parents wedding and great parents! My father handed over these lovely vintage pics from his recent trip to his home town where he found these in the attic of his ancestral home!
I had to preserve these and thus started this project. Something so special had to have proper protection and I wanted it to reflect the era it belonged to!
So here is a VINTAGE EXPLOSION ALBUM totally designed from scratch  and elaborately embellished and given the look of an old weathered, aged Tin Box!
Now that too looks like it has been salvaged from the attic,lol!
Stay tune.... loads of pics and I want to share all the excitement in doing this exploding tin!

Making of the Tin- I have used cereal box chipboard and wrapped kitchen foil around it. Once set, ran it thru 4 different embossing folders. 
Next applied a thick coat of black acrylic paint and gave it a few minutes to dry and then wiped off randomly with a baby wipe.
Love the instant ageing of the aluminum panels. 
Now I dished out my new supplies from Deco Art, the metallic lustre’s !!! Brilliant turquoise, Lavish green and fab fuchsia it is which has given this tin the lovely’s as easy as taking in your fingertips or a soft sponge and rubbing it on. The colors along with the black just give it the aged look which I wanted!
I wanted this tin to tell a tale of 100years!
The lid too made in the same fashion with a panel on top(though not seen).
I have used 3 glass baubles as the “pull out” for the lid. All around the tin and the lid I have the sixzzix thin lits die cuts in antique gold.

Embellishments on the lid- I wanted a bit of NATURE on the lid and hence the elaborate work!
The flower is made with TH tattered florals die. I have just mopped up some milled lavender and peacock feathers DI and then stamped some script with archival brown and layered 3 petals to from the flower.
 The center is a twisted twine with a little pearl center. All inked with tea dye ...a vintage flower you see! The twisted rose buds to are made with the smallest tattered florals and the other one with the medium one. So its a total TH family, lol!
A rusty, old mini picture frame holds a little love letter.
 I aged the letter and framed it inside. The frame was a cheap shabby sore bought one, which has been rusted using some rusting powder from Paper Artsy, white vinegar and some gel medium.
To start with, I applied some gel medium to the surface and the mixed some rusting powder with vinegar and applied liberally over the frame and some buttons and just left it over night.
The first thing I see in the morning....Voila, RUST!
I made my own bow maker with a cardboard sheet and used it to make the dual tone bow with some lavender and off white twine.
I layered a bed of coconut coir...I like the natural texture of this and then started placing the flowers on a leafy background. Some berries and a pine cone fill up the space.
I also aged a small glass vial and hung 3 metal charms, falling intentionally on the front panel where the couple are happy to be showcased from the lost and found paper pack! A Prima tiny bulb..makes it cozier!
Tiny metal legs help the Tin to stand up and take all the load, lol! A few pics of the panels all around...

Inside the tin – The lid when opened explodes to reveal an album inside!

The main panels have pictures of my parents wedding way back in 1971!
I have used the negative of the postage die cut to form the frame and some rusty old buttons to hold the picture!
So much rust from the attic, lol!
The album has 12 pages and I have used the Prima sunrise sunset paper line.
 The vibrant yet vintage oranges, yellows and pinks are all I wanted for these black and white photos. Simple interiors as I wanted the pictures to speak for themselves.
Here is a pic of my lovely parents on their D day!
Here is one of my paternal grandparents on their DAY...this was sometime in 1930’s!
Inside each pocket is a post card photo mat that has more vintage love! I total this vintage tin can have up to 48 pictures... That’s a lot of VINTAGE, lol!
I know it’s been a long post and ranting...Thank you so much for being till here. Do leave your thoughts on this.
I would like to take this Vintage Tin to the following challenges...
Anything But Cute – Vibrant colors
Stamps and Stencils- spring is in the air
Emerald Creek Dares- Ring in spring
A Vintage Journey -Substrate – Board (eg - grey board, coaster board, cardboard, chipboard) 
Main Colour – Lilac or pale purple 
Technique – Rust Effects (perhaps using rusting or embossing powders or rust coloured paints) 
Product – Something metal 

Frilly and Funkie- lets make a Trio (3 baubles, 3 metal charms, 3 mini rose buds and 3 leaves!)

Until my next creative journey,
Happy Crafting and recycling.


  1. Rupa this is truly awesome !! Everything about this album is made with so much of skill , thought and emotion,loved the pic of your grandparents too !!

  2. TOTALLY AWESOME..hard to believe the metal is actually packaging material !Fantastic rusty look !

  3. Wowsie!!! A true treasure in all sense...Thanks for sharing pics...Equally interested to see the way madisar has been draped!!! As always...Awesomeness overloaded at evry inch of project and am so eager to see all in REAL soon :)

  4. Amazing Rupa..Wonderful project...

  5. Amazing project Rupa!! I am loving the faux rusted metallic effect and the embossing pattern you chose is so beautiful! Amazing way to keep and display your photos. hugs :)

  6. WOW this is one amazing project!!
    Ps : I am having a celebration on my blog with prizes...would love to have you join in.Here is the link : 5 Million Page-views Celebration

  7. Rupa, this is so good. The box on its own was amazing and then when it opened my jaw dropped. I was so shocked by the inside. Excellent.

  8. Such an incredible project Rupa! I love the pockets and the metal work is gorgeous. What a perfect way to display photographs. Thanks for joining us at Frilly & Funkie for the "Make it a trio" challenge. :)

  9. A stunning and special project. A fantastic way to keep safely the family photos and memories.
    Yvonne xx

  10. It's such a fantastic way to keep your memories, Rupa! I love your rich textures and beautiful colours! Your rust elements are awesome! It's brilliant! Thank you so much for joining in our Crazy For Colour challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DTx

  11. a really beautiful project Rupa a perfect way to treasure and honour these wonderful family photos! I love all your gorgeous embellishing, and the colours are fabulous. Thankyou for sharing this with us at Stamps and Stencils .toni x

  12. An amazing project with so many details and your rust is incredible! I'm a rust lover, and I've got to get my hands on some of that rusting powder! Your photos sure are fun to look at, too and you have given them a wonderful home! I've also been eyeing up those metallic rubs from DecoArt, and I think you have sealed the deal! They look great on those embossed and painted panels.

    Thank ou for joining our Crazy For Color Challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  13. Love this,Thanks for sharing with us at Country

  14. Fantastic creation Rupa! I love how you added texture to your tin! Thanks for joining us on the Emerald Creek Dares Blog.
    -Katelyn DT member at Emerald Creek

  15. Amazing project Rupa. I love every detail. Thank you for joining us at MMW

  16. Wow Rupa you certainly made an explosion of a project here with so many techniques and effects, it's absolutely brilliant. Thanks for sharing it at A Vintage Journey xxx

  17. Gorgeous explosion album, Rupa! So many wonderful layers & techniques!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Emerald Creek Dares.

  18. This is really a work of heART!!! Love the vintage photos and the way you tied them into the book, fabulous concept! The use of metal on the outside is so perfect, makes it such a treasure. Well done, hugs, Autumn

    1. And I should say how honored we are that you shared this fabulous project with us! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps & Stencils!

  19. Thank you so much for joining our Crazy for Colors challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  20. Fabulous decorative tin, love all the pieces you used to create with. Thanks for joining us for our Emerald Creek Challenge.

  21. What a wonderful way to store those lovely photos and preserve your ancestral memories . A real labour of Love but definitely more than worth it . Love all your rusty elements and those gorgeous colour tones . thank you for joining us over at A Vintage Journey x

  22. What a lovely way to remember family weddings. There are so many wonderful details but I especially love the foil created for the outside. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  23. What a fantastic way to treasure those special memories for years to come Rupa! So many clever details to gaze in wonder at here. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  24. wow Rupa - this is so pretty - amazing techniques and beautiful results - thankyou for joining us at stamps and stencils. Hugs rachel x

  25. I adore your gorgeous photos! Just love what you've done with the Metallic Lustres - you should share this on the DecoArt FB page! A really beautifully detailed project with so much to see. Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Julia S-W x

  26. What a stunning creation - the metallic textures are amazing, and I love the wealth of photos inside - beautifully done. Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

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